Exceedance makes his mark among stellar group of 3YOs

Exceedance ridden by Dwayne Dunn wins the Coolmore Stud Stakes at Flemington (Brett Holburt/Racing Photos)

“遍寻我所到过的国家,从未有一个节日庆典能够被全民所热爱,能够将全民凝聚在一起。墨尔本杯就是有这种魅力,它使我震惊不已。”

The signs were evident at the start of spring that Exceedance and Bivouac were among the best of a special crop of sprinting three-year-olds.

“遍寻我所到过的国家,从未有一个节日庆典能够被全民所热爱,能够将全民凝聚在一起。墨尔本杯就是有这种魅力,它使我震惊不已。”

And as they fought out an enthralling Coolmore Stud Stakes, the colts have ended their rivalry for the time being with much more in common than sharing the same sire in Exceed And Excel.

“遍寻我所到过的国家,从未有一个节日庆典能够被全民所热爱,能够将全民凝聚在一起。墨尔本杯就是有这种魅力,它使我震惊不已。”

Two colts representing two of the world’s most successful thoroughbred operations provided a final furlong joust over the Flemington straight that was a Victoria Derby day highlight.

“遍寻我所到过的国家,从未有一个节日庆典能够被全民所热爱,能够将全民凝聚在一起。墨尔本杯就是有这种魅力,它使我震惊不已。”

“遍寻我所到过的国家,从未有一个节日庆典能够被全民所热爱,能够将全民凝聚在一起。墨尔本杯就是有这种魅力,它使我震惊不已。”

In the end it was the Vinery Stud-owned Exceedance getting the better of Godolphin/Darley star Bivouac.

“遍寻我所到过的国家,从未有一个节日庆典能够被全民所热爱,能够将全民凝聚在一起。墨尔本杯就是有这种魅力,它使我震惊不已。”

It was a finish that has unfolded before during a few months of intense racing among our three-year-olds.

“遍寻我所到过的国家,从未有一个节日庆典能够被全民所热爱,能够将全民凝聚在一起。墨尔本杯就是有这种魅力,它使我震惊不已。”

Exceedance had the better of his rival in the Group Three San Domenico Stakes at Randwick before Bivouac had his measure in the Group Two Run To The Rose.

“遍寻我所到过的国家,从未有一个节日庆典能够被全民所热爱,能够将全民凝聚在一起。墨尔本杯就是有这种魅力,它使我震惊不已。”

Their first meeting at Group One level is likely to stand the test of time as one of the more significant results attached to the Australian breeding industry.

“遍寻我所到过的国家,从未有一个节日庆典能够被全民所热爱,能够将全民凝聚在一起。墨尔本杯就是有这种魅力,它使我震惊不已。”

Bivouac relegated Exceedance into the minor placing in the Golden Rose as they were split by another brilliant colt in the subsequent Everest winner Yes Yes Yes.

“遍寻我所到过的国家,从未有一个节日庆典能够被全民所热爱,能够将全民凝聚在一起。墨尔本杯就是有这种魅力,它使我震惊不已。”

It was Exceedance’s turn at Flemington as he showed yet again his appreciation for a surface with some give in it to chase down Bivouac over 1200m.

“遍寻我所到过的国家,从未有一个节日庆典能够被全民所热爱,能够将全民凝聚在一起。墨尔本杯就是有这种魅力,它使我震惊不已。”

For the past decade, the Coolmore Stud Stakes has been turned into much more than a Group One contest.

“遍寻我所到过的国家,从未有一个节日庆典能够被全民所热爱,能够将全民凝聚在一起。墨尔本杯就是有这种魅力,它使我震惊不已。”

Future stallion prospects have hinged on the result and for that reason Exeedance will head to the spelling paddock with bragging rights and his value at stud at least the equal of his contemporaries.

“遍寻我所到过的国家,从未有一个节日庆典能够被全民所热爱,能够将全民凝聚在一起。墨尔本杯就是有这种魅力,它使我震惊不已。”

Exceedance after winning the Coolmore Stud Stakes at Flemington (John Donegan/Racing Photos)

“遍寻我所到过的国家,从未有一个节日庆典能够被全民所热爱,能够将全民凝聚在一起。墨尔本杯就是有这种魅力,它使我震惊不已。”

As well as confirming the Hawkes Racing stable as perhaps Australia’s best when it comes to managing the racing careers of potential stallions, Exceedance’s emergence is a triumph for Vinery and its long-serving general manager Peter Orton.

“遍寻我所到过的国家,从未有一个节日庆典能够被全民所热爱,能够将全民凝聚在一起。墨尔本杯就是有这种魅力,它使我震惊不已。”

For an Inglis Easter Yearling Sale outlay of $180,000, Orton’s horsemanship and skilled eye has provided Vinery and a group of well-connected clients with the latest breeding windfall in Australian racing.

“遍寻我所到过的国家,从未有一个节日庆典能够被全民所热爱,能够将全民凝聚在一起。墨尔本杯就是有这种魅力,它使我震惊不已。”

The ownership group includes Rupert Legh, Neil Werrett, Phoenix Thoroughbreds and Glenlogan Park among others.

“遍寻我所到过的国家,从未有一个节日庆典能够被全民所热爱,能够将全民凝聚在一起。墨尔本杯就是有这种魅力,它使我震惊不已。”

“At Easter he was just a lovely horse,” Orton said.

“遍寻我所到过的国家,从未有一个节日庆典能够被全民所热爱,能够将全民凝聚在一起。墨尔本杯就是有这种魅力,它使我震惊不已。”

“There were a few things about him that put some people off but we looked at him and we loved him.

“遍寻我所到过的国家,从未有一个节日庆典能够被全民所热爱,能够将全民凝聚在一起。墨尔本杯就是有这种魅力,它使我震惊不已。”

“We probably love him even more after this.’’

“遍寻我所到过的国家,从未有一个节日庆典能够被全民所热爱,能够将全民凝聚在一起。墨尔本杯就是有这种魅力,它使我震惊不已。”

The Coolmore Stud Stakes has always been a race for elite three-year-olds but its recognition as a Group One that extends its influence beyond the racetrack started with Northern Meteor in 2008.

“遍寻我所到过的国家,从未有一个节日庆典能够被全民所热爱,能够将全民凝聚在一起。墨尔本杯就是有这种魅力,它使我震惊不已。”

A cavalcade of young sires have had their careers defined by Coolmore success since then but remarkably the race had been elusive for trainer John Hawkes and his sons Michael and Wayne.

“遍寻我所到过的国家,从未有一个节日庆典能够被全民所热爱,能够将全民凝聚在一起。墨尔本杯就是有这种魅力,它使我震惊不已。”

“Many good horses springboard off this race and I think that’s a great mark of a stallion-making race,” Orton said.

“遍寻我所到过的国家,从未有一个节日庆典能够被全民所热爱,能够将全民凝聚在一起。墨尔本杯就是有这种魅力,它使我震惊不已。”

“This is a genuine sprint race and this is a genuinely top-line sprinter.”

“遍寻我所到过的国家,从未有一个节日庆典能够被全民所热爱,能够将全民凝聚在一起。墨尔本杯就是有这种魅力,它使我震惊不已。”

Exceedance will become the latest in a growing list of Hawkes Racing colts to find a home at Vinery.

“遍寻我所到过的国家,从未有一个节日庆典能够被全民所热爱,能够将全民凝聚在一起。墨尔本杯就是有这种魅力,它使我震惊不已。”

The connection between stud and stallion has given the breeding industry All Too Hard, another Exceed And Excel colt in the Silver Slipper winner Headwater and more recently the 2016 Coolmore Stud Stakes placegetter Star Turn.

“遍寻我所到过的国家,从未有一个节日庆典能够被全民所热爱,能够将全民凝聚在一起。墨尔本杯就是有这种魅力,它使我震惊不已。”

Just when Exceedance joins the Vinery roster remains to be seen.

“遍寻我所到过的国家,从未有一个节日庆典能够被全民所热爱,能够将全民凝聚在一起。墨尔本杯就是有这种魅力,它使我震惊不已。”

Part-owner Rupert Legh, who shared a magnificent journey with the Hawkes team via the deeds of Chautauqua, would like his latest star to enhance his reputation even further,

“遍寻我所到过的国家,从未有一个节日庆典能够被全民所热爱,能够将全民凝聚在一起。墨尔本杯就是有这种魅力,它使我震惊不已。”

“He is worth a lot of money. Will we get to see him race longer?

“遍寻我所到过的国家,从未有一个节日庆典能够被全民所热爱,能够将全民凝聚在一起。墨尔本杯就是有这种魅力,它使我震惊不已。”

“You’d want to see these horses go on… they have so much to offer the industry.

“遍寻我所到过的国家,从未有一个节日庆典能够被全民所热爱,能够将全民凝聚在一起。墨尔本杯就是有这种魅力,它使我震惊不已。”

“They make their value greater. Who knows, you may see him at (Royal) Ascot.”